Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners – the life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks

Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners

the life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks

A new book written by Peter W. Skellon about the 0-6-2 tank locomotives, known as Coal Tanks, and particularly about No.1054, which started life in preservation in a temporary home at the Railway Preservation Society, West Midlands branch at Hednesford, Staffs.  This was, of course, the forerunner of today’s Chasewater Light Railway and Museum.

For anyone interested in purchasing a copy, the address and details are given above.

 No.1054 at Hednesford in the early 1960s

 

 

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2 responses to “Bashers, Gadgets and Mourners – the life and times of the LNWR Coal Tanks

  1. Funny posting the picture of the Coal tank. Found some old photos last week, some of which were taken down at the old Hednesford depot, one of which was the Coal tank but from the bunker end. Must have a later one, as the TPO was in the background.
    Some of the photos were taken at Warrington Wire Works ( I think from memory ) we went to look at two saddle tanks and there was also a steam crane we found. Has the tank suvived ?, they fun days back in the 60’s.

    Brian

    • Hi Brian, The locos at Warrington were, I believe, ‘Lance’ and ‘Baden Powell’. ‘Lance’ did come to Chasewater and was later scrapped but ‘Baden Powell’ didn’t reach the railway.
      Sadly, although I come from Brownhills, I never reached the railway side of the pool till about nine years ago when I joined.
      Regards,
      John CWS

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